Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King

General Statistics[]


full-sized Piatnitzkysaurus

  • Name: Piatnitzkysaurus floresi
  • Name Meaning: Lizard of Piatnitzky
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Length: 5-6 meters (16-20 feet)
  • Time Period: Middle Jurassic (180-178 MYA)
  • Classification: Megalosauroidea --> Piatnitzkysauridae
  • Place Found: Argentina
  • Describer: Jose Bonaparte, 1979

Dinosaur King Statistics[]

Arcade Stats[]

Piatnitzkysaurus has two appearances in the arcade, first as a Normal Move Dinosaur and later as a Wind Dinosaur, but its arcade nickname and card comments are the same in both versions.

  • Arcade Nickname:
    • Japanese: 南米の毒牙
    • English: The Venom Fang of South America
    • Taiwanese: 南美毒牙

Move Card[]

Venom Fang

Venom Fang arcade card

Dinosaur Card[]

Piatnitzkysaurus Card

Piatnitzkysaurus arcade card (Japanese Kakushin 6th Edition)

Anime Stats[]

Normal Move back

Venom Fang's anime card's front is never seen

Assist Moves[]

Venom Fang
Piatnitzkysaurus appears and breathes a cloud of poisonous gas at the opponent!

DS Stats[]

Piatnitzkysaurus size DS

Piatnitzkysaurus size comparison vs. Max

TCG Stats[]


Piatnitzkysaurus TCG card

Piatnitzkysaurus TCG card

[Sneak Attack] When this Dinosaur wins a battle, you can return it to your hand and then Dino Slash a Dinosaur that's not named "Piatnitzkysaurus" from your hand.

Sprinting Piatnitzkysaurus[]

Piatnitzkysaurus-Sprinting TCG Card

Sprinting Piatnitzkysaurus TCG card

  • Element: Wind
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKAA-041/100, DKAA-100/100
  • Card Rarity: Silver Rare, Colossal Rare
  • Image From: (new art)
  • Abilities:
[Hunter's Vision] Your opponent must play with their hand revealed. At the start of your turn, discard 1 card. (Do this before drawing cards for the turn.)

Gladiator Piatnitzkysaurus[]

Piatnitzkysaurus-Gladiator TCG Card (German)

Gladiator Piatnitzkysaurus TCG card

  • Element: Wind
  • Icon: Scissors
  • Power: 1200
  • Level: 2
  • Life: 1
  • Card Code: DKDS-041/100
  • Card Rarity: Common
  • Image From: Ep. 54 anime scene
  • Abilities:
[Team Up: +400] You can play this card as a Move that gives +400 Power.

In Move Cards[]


Mesozoic Meltdown[]

In There's No Place Like Rome, Piatnitzkysaurus was summoned by Shear's Yangchuanosaurus though Venom Fang in the Ancient Roman Colosseum to attack Chomp. It breathed a purple mist at him, but Chomp dodged it. Chomp then knocked Piatnitzkysaurus away and defeated it with Thunder Bazooka. Its card was presumably reclaimed by Max.

In Bad Deal, a group of differently-colored wild Piatnitzkysaurus were seen running from the forest fire that Gigas started with Magma Blaster in the Jurassic Period.

Character Design[]


Not much is known about the personality of Piatnitzkysaurus since it appeared only briefly in the episode, but it acted as a Move Card dinosaur normally would, assisting whoever summoned it, although it was a Space Pirate dinosaur. It appears to be very aggressive, but is neither a particularly good nor a strong fighter as it was unable to launch a successful attack against Chomp and proved to be more of an annoyance than an actual danger.


  • Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
    • Japanese: 肉食恐竜で身軽な体をしている。集団でえものをおそっていたようだ。
    • English: A lightweight, agile carnivore that apparently hunted in groups.
    • Taiwanese: 身輕如燕的肉食恐龍。據說會以群體行動來進行獵食。
  • DS Game Encyclopedia entry: A carnivore with a nimble body. It apparently attacks its prey in packs.
  • When released as a Wind Dinosaur, Piatnitzkysaurus was one of the last new dinosaurs to appear in the Japanese arcade game (along with Edmontosaurus, Metriacanthosaurus, Agustinia, and Olorotitan).
  • As a Dinosaur Card, Piatnitzkysaurus was the last new Wind Dinosaur in Dinosaur King.
  • Oddly, it is the only one of the last wave of new Dinosaurs to not have appeared on a Move Card in the previous wave, despite itself having been part of a Move Card previously, owing to Normal Moves not appearing in the previous wave.
  • In the franchise, Piatnitzkysaurus is portrayed with having four digits, but in reality it only had three on each hand.
  • When Piatnitzkysaurus uses the Move Venom Fang as Wind Dinosaur, another Piatnitzkysaurus is summoned, although the dinosaur could do the Move itself.



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